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UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans Medical Suspensions
Following this weekend’s UFC 145: Jones vs. Evans event, the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission passed out suspensions to 20 of the 24 fighters. Three fighters were issued lengthy suspensions, while one was given an indefinite suspension. Jon Jones: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Rashad Evans: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Rory MacDonald: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Che Mills: Suspended 45 days for precautionary reasons Ben Rothwell: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Brendan Schaub: Suspended 45 days for precautionary reasons Michael McDonald: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Miguel Torres: Suspended 60 days; needs CT scan Eddie Yagin: Suspended 30 days, including 21 days with no contact Mark Hominick: Suspended 30 days, including 21 days with no contact Mark Bocek: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Travis Browne: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Chad Griggs: Suspended 30 days, including 21 days with no contact Matt Brown: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons Stephen Thompson: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons Anthony Njokuani: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons John Makdessi: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Mac Danzig: Suspended indefinitely pending results of right-ankle X-ray Efrain Escudero: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Chris Clements: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Keith Wisniewski: Suspended 14 days for precautionary reasons Marcus Brimage: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons Maximo Blanco: Suspended seven days for precautionary reasons
Submitted Apr 24, 2012 8:18AM by sparky - 0 comments
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Rashad Evans Tweets Photo Of His Swollen Eye After Loss to Jon Jones At UFC 145
Former UFC light heavyweight champ Rashad Evans Tweeted (@SugaRashadEvans) this photo on Monday following his loss to Jon Jones this past Saturday night in the main event of UFC 145.
Submitted Apr 23, 2012 9:17PM by sparky - 11 comments
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Roy Nelson vs. Gabe Gonzaga in the works
Submitted Apr 23, 2012 7:49PM by Budgellism - 15 comments
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Alistair Overeem Explains Why He Failed Pre-UFC 146 Drug Test
Alistair Overeem has broken his silence for the first time since the Nevada State Athletic Commission announced earlier this month that he failed a pre-UFC 146 drug test.
Submitted Apr 23, 2012 9:36AM by warglory - 30 comments
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Eddie Yagin Upsets Mark Hominick
The featherweight division was the home for the second fight on the UFC 145 pay per view card. Former title contender, Mark Hominick, was looking to bounce back after getting knocked out in his last fight to Chan Sung Jung in just seven seconds. He was 3-2 in his UFC career, while his opponent, Eddie Yagin, was 0-1 in his UFC career, losing to Junior Assuncao in his debut fight. Yagin came into the fight with a 15-5 record, with his most notable opponent being Rich Clementi back in May 2004.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 7:08PM by MaxOne - 29 comments
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Teammates fighting? UFC prez says MacDonald just needs to look at GSP's bank account
UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and his training partner, UFC 145 winner and fast-rising prospect Rory MacDonald, both have publicly stated they won't fight each other. We've heard that credo before, but UFC president Dana White thinks that could easily change in this case. "I guarantee you if Rory looks looks at GSP's [expletive] bank account, he'll want to beat the [expletive] out of him," White said.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 7:00PM by FastKnockout - 36 comments
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UFC 146 shakeup continues: With Mir moved to main event, Velasquez draws 'Bigfoot'
With Frank Mir pulled from a planned UFC 146 bout with Cain Velasquez (9-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) in favor of a main-event contest with UFC heavyweight champ Junior Dos Santos, Antonio Silva (16-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) has now also drawn a new opponent. Originally expected to face Roy Nelson at the event, "Bigfoot" Silva now takes Mir's original slot against Velasquez. After refusing to disclose the matchup at Saturday night's UFC 145 post-fight press conference, UFC president Dana White today announced the plans via Twitter. Nelson is expected to remain on the card, but UFC execs have yet to reveal his new opponent. Looks like Nelson was just screwing around when he announced he got the fight.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 6:46PM by Budgellism - 19 comments
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Despite previous reports, UFC boss says B.J. Penn looking to fight again
Fear not, B.J. Penn fans: "The Prodigy" may return, after all. UFC president Dana White on Saturday night revealed he and Penn spoke at this past weekend's UFC on FUEL TV 2 event in Sweden, and the future UFC Hall of Famer said he wants another go in the octagon. "I heard some [expletive] that he said he was going to retire and all this stuff," White said following Saturday's UFC 145 post-event presser in Atlanta. "I talked to him, and he's like, 'I want to fight again.'" In October, former UFC champion Penn (16-8-2 MMA, 12-7-2 UFC) suffered a one-sided loss to Nick Diaz, prompting "The Prodigy" to call it quits at the conclusion of the fight. In the time since, many MMA fans and pundits have speculated on Penn's future, wondering aloud if the fiery competitor is truly ready to walk away at just 33 years old. Penn, who was a guest fighter at UFC on FUEL TV 2, told several media outlets he was still retired and remained happy with his decision. However, it appears he was singing a different tune behind closed doors.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 9:40AM by Budgellism - 4 comments
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Silva vs. Sonnen II details still in limbo, UFC boss promises answers to come Tuesday
It looks like UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (31-4 MMA, 14-0 UFC) may not get to enjoy home-field advantage after all. UFC president Dana White revealed continued logistical problems, which may force the rescheduling of UFC 147 in Brazil, might also mean Silva's long-awaited rematch with top contender Chael Sonnen (27-11-1 MMA, 6-4 UFC) will instead take place in North America. "Yeah, there's stuff going on down there in Brazil, and I'm working on it," White told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) following Saturday's UFC 145 event at Atlanta's Philips Arena. "We're working on it still at this minute." Silva vs. Sonnen II was originally expected to headline UFC 147 on June 23 at Rio de Janeiro's Joao Havelange Stadium. However, White recently revealed the company was considering a different date due to the United Nations' "Rio +20" meeting, which is scheduled for June 20-22 in Rio de Janeiro.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 9:38AM by Budgellism - 2 comments
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UFC 145 bonuses: Rothwell, Browne, Yagin and Hominick earn $65K awards
Ben Rothwell, Travis Browne, Eddie Yagin and Mark Hominick each earned $65,000 bonuses for their performances at tonight's UFC 145 event. Rothwell earned the night's "Knockout of the Night" bonus, Browne picked up the "Submission of the Night" award, and Yagin and Hominick took home "Fight of the Night" honors. UFC president Dana White announced the winners following the event. UFC 145 took place at Atlanta's Phillips Arena. The event's main card aired on pay-per-view, and the prelims aired on FX and streamed on Facebook.
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 1:37AM by sparky - 13 comments
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Bones VS Hendo next up
Dana White - "We've told Dan Henderson he's fighting the winner of this fight" Is this going to be a repeat of Jones/Evans?
Submitted Apr 22, 2012 1:25AM by infestructure - 28 comments
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UFC 146 is now JDS vs. Mir
Dana white via twitter: EDIT: I'm not sure if the screen capture showed up the first time I posted it so I uploaded it to photo bucket and posted it as a web image. Let me know if this shows up twice.
Submitted Apr 20, 2012 11:49PM by Budgellism - 18 comments
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UFC 145 weigh-in results: Champ Jones (205), challenger Evans (204) on weight
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view) Champ Jon Jones (205) vs. Rashad Evans (204) Rory MacDonald (169.5) vs. Che Mills (170) Ben Rothwell (263) vs. Brendan Schaub (237) Michael McDonald (135) vs. Miguel Torres (135.5) Mark Hominick (145.5) vs. Eddie Yagin (144.5) John Alessio (155.5) vs. Mark Bocek (155) PRELIMINARY CARD (FX) Travis Browne (250) vs. Chad Griggs (228) Matt Brown (171) vs. Stephen Thompson (171) John Makdessi (158)* vs. Anthony Njokuani (156) Mac Danzig (155) vs. Efrain Escudero (156) PRELIMINARY CARD (Facebook) Chris Clements (169) vs. Keith Wisniewski (170.5) Maximo Blanco (146) vs. Marcus Brimage (145) * - Surrenders 20 percent of purse as a fine
Submitted Apr 20, 2012 6:29PM by kopower - 6 comments
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UFC's Stann explains why he quit hitting Sakara, new need to 'fight up the rankings'
The elbows that ended Alessio Sakara's night this past Saturday at UFC on FUEL TV 2 were proceeded by an utterance in his native language. "I hit him with a real quick short elbow, and it hit him on the bone just above his right eye, and then my elbow sank into his eye," winner Brian Stann told MMAjunkie.com Radio. "I heard him say something in Italian, then right when he was saying that in Italian, that's when I hit him twice, and he went out for a second."
Submitted Apr 20, 2012 12:30AM by prophecy033 - 11 comments
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UFC's Frankie Edgar anticipates future date with Jose Aldo, regardless of weightclass
Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC) is getting his wish: a rematch with current titleholder Benson Henderson (16-2 MMA, 4-0 UFC). Despite an urging from UFC president Dana White to drop to 145 pounds and face current featherweight champ Jose Aldo (21-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC), Edgar will instead face Henderson sometime later this year. But that doesn't mean Edgar is ruling out a potential fight with Aldo. In fact, he believes a future meeting with the Brazilian is a near certainty, though he's not sure if it will be 145 or 155 pounds. "I'm all about fighting big fights and fighting the best guys," Edgar said. "Jose Aldo is one of them. We'll see that fight whether it's at 145 or 155."
Submitted Apr 20, 2012 12:25AM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
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Miguel Torres: Every Fight That I’ve Trained For I Haven’t Lost
As Miguel Torres continues his hunt to get back to another title shot, he says things have changed dramatically for him since his last run as champion. He’d put the controversial Twitter situation behind him, but now Torres trains and gets ready as a professional and has learned how to say ‘no’ when commitments get in the way of his training. Torres also opens up about past losses to Brian Bowles and Joseph Benavidez, and says that any time he’s had time and no injuries to train, he’s never lost.
Submitted Apr 20, 2012 12:22AM by prophecy033 - 2 comments
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Matt Brown: ‘He’s Gotta Worry About What I’m Going to Do, I’m Going to Smash His Face In’
Matt Brown has heard all about Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and on Saturday night he says we’ll find out if it’s hype or reality. Brown has fielded so many questions about Thompson’s flashy and unique karate style and honestly he’s sick of them. See, Brown says that Wonderboy needs to worry about what he’s going to do to him in the fight and that plan is simple – he’s going to smash his face in.
Submitted Apr 20, 2012 12:20AM by prophecy033 - 4 comments
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Rory MacDonald would move to middleweight before fighting GSP
Let's make this clear: It might be a while before Rory MacDonald is knocking at champ George St-Pierre's door, and interim titleholder Carlos Condit isn't necessarily around the corner. Still, seemingly everyone feels something big is on the horizon for the 22-year old welterweight. And if MacDonald beats Che Mills, there are aren't many top welterweights who seem out of immediate reach, including the interim champion.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 3:42PM by FastKnockout - 5 comments
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Patience proving tough for UFC champ Georges St-Pierre, hints at middleweight
For recovering UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, there's no tougher part of recovery than the needed patience. After rushing his recovery from a previous knee injury, St-Pierre suffered another and was shut down in December for an ACL injury. He's making progress and even addressed a potential move to middleweight due to UFC 145 co-headliner Rory MacDonald, but the champ has learned to follow his doctor's instructions.
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 3:41PM by FastKnockout - 1 comment
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Dana White Uses Rashad Evans Vs. Jon Jones As Proof Jackson's MMA Is Not 'Family'
Greg Jackson and Jackson's MMA have been one of the biggest camps at the center of the teammates not fighting teammates thing. The idea that fighters are "family" or "teammates" who shouldn't fight each other has long bothered UFC president Dana White and he's taken the opportunity to try to prove what nonsense the idea that fighters are family is in the wake of the fallout between Jon Jones, Jackson's MMA and Rashad Evans. Here's the quote from Yahoo's Cagewriter: "There is one thing that is an absolute fact, and no matter how often Greg Jackson pumps that family [expletive], Greg Jackson is a [expletive] businessman," White told Cagewriter. "The more top guys he brings in, the more money he makes. There's nothing wrong with Greg Jackson, but he's a [expletive] businessman. Some of these fighters, who ought to know better but don't listen to that [expletive] and don't take it for the crock of [expletive] that it is. These guys need to make the decision where they train based on where they think they'll get the best work and develop the best, and not on this [expletive] crazy idea that you're becoming a part of a family. "Greg Jackson [expletive] told Rashad this wouldn't happen, that they're family and all that other [expletive], but look what is going on now. Look and see who is at Jackson's and who is not. Train where you think it's going to be best for you and if that's Jackson's, that's fine. Just don't buy into this family [expletive] because there's nothing to it. This is the fight business, not the friend business."
Submitted Apr 19, 2012 3:36PM by FastKnockout - 3 comments
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